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  • Crashes spur county to write new policy

    A spate of crashes in the last month involving Levy County vehiclesee* including one where a gentleman's agreement on who would pay for the repairs ee* is resulting in a policy being written on the handling of such incidents.

    In the past month a county vehicle used by the extension office, a county truck that was towing portable work lights, and a county dump truck loaded with asphalt were all involved in accidents.

  • County Judge to be ‘invested’ Friday

    A formal investiture for newly appointed Levy County Judge James T. “Tim” Browning will be held Friday at 4:30 p.m. in Courtroom A at the Levy County Courthouse.

    The public is welcome to attend the ceremony and the reception that follows in the cafetorium at Hilltop Alternative School behind the courthouse.

    The ceremony, which dates back to feudal times, is a formal ceremony where the judge takes an oath to uphold the U.S. and Florida constitutions and the laws of the state.

  • Pavers will help fund park beautification

    The people of the Williston area will have an opportunity to place their personal stamp on the Heritage Park, suggested CRA (Community Redevelopment Agency) chairman Dr. Ken Schwiebert at Monday’s meeting.

    It’s an old idea that could easily be incorporated into the new facility. Back in 1997, when the gazebo at the north end of the park was completed and dedicated, many citizens bought inscribed bricks to be placed around the gazebo to commemorate loved ones or simply to indicate their support of the effort to improve the town that was signified by the gazebo.

  • Williston Rehab, Pioneer team to raise funds for Fisher House

    Williston Rehabilitation & Nursing Center and the Williston Pioneer Sun will host Spring Fling 2010, a Community Fund-raiser for the Fisher House Saturday, March 20 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

    Individuals and groups that are interested in a fund-raising event or who want to help with the event will meet Saturday, Feb, 27 at 2 p.m. at Williston Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, 300 NW 1st Ave., Williston.

  • Relay yard sale planned

    The Joyce Bullock Elementary School will hold a yard sale Saturday morning, March 6, in the loop at the school.

    Spaces measuring 10X10 are available for $10.  Craft vendors, food vendors, individuals or groups are welcomed.  Bring your items and supplies, and keep your profits

    All proceeds from space rental will benefit the school’s Relay for Life team, which will participate in the April 17-18 Relay at the Williston High School.

  • Breaking News

    With only 17 seconds remaining on the clock, it appears that Williston's Red Devils have lost in the semi-final round of the state tournament.

    The Red Devils trail Pine Crest 76-61.

    Details tomorrow on our  Web site.

  • Planning board appointment hits unplanned snag

    A proposal to reappoint two members of the county planning board without advertising the positions ran into public opposition and a tempest of words at the usually calm Levy County Board of County Commission meeting on Tuesday.

    Shenley Neeley, head of planning for the county, informed the commission that the four-year terms Thadus Barber from Commission District 3 — represented by Marsha Drew of Yankeetown, and Ron Grant from District 5 — represented by Danny Stevens of Williston, will expire on April 30.

  • Residents don’t want zoning change

    Residents opposed to a zoning change spoke out Tuesday when the Williston City Council met.

    The CRA has been working for months on the areas immediately around the center of town to determine whether changes in zoning from Residential to Residential Business would serve to encourage improving the appearance of the neighborhood and make logical use of the properties which lie so close to the commercial centers of town.

  • Chris Young headlines Bark-N-Purr

    The Humane Society of Levy County invites all chili cooks to participate at the 3rd Annual Bark-N-Purr Charity Concert sponsored by Bubba Que’s & Hungry Howie’s on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Bronson Youth League Park, 220 Picnic St, Bronson.

  • Plane crashes near Williston

    A 1974 experimental plane, piloted by Phillip Seay Sr. 65, crashed Sunday as it returned to the Williston Airport.

    Seay and his son Phillip Seay Jr. ,40, were taken to Shands Hospital in Gainesville where they were listed in stable condition.